Duolingo for Windows Phone is here, aims to turn you into a polyglot

Duolingo is a popular way to learn a language online and is created by crowdsourcing pioneer Luis von Ahn. Duolingo has already garnered over 50 million users across the world via popular Android and iOS apps.

Selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year 2013 and by Google as Best of the Best for Android 2013, the free, science-based language education platform began as a research project in von Ahn's lab at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science, and is now established as a top educational startup. After getting teased earlier this month, the official Duolingo app for Windows Phone has arrived.


Using the Duolingo app, you can learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, and English using one of these as your base medium. It's a fun app, and you learn in easy, bite-sized lessons. Answering incorrectly gets you to lose hearts and you can track your progress with shiny achievements. The fun elements make it less of a chore while imparting college-quality language education. The company says that the service is constantly improving, and that one's learning experience gets better over time.

As a Duolingo fan, I'm quite excited that the app has finally landed on the Windows Phone Store. It's free and there are no ads, so there's no reason you shouldn't give it a spin. Even if you don't fancy learning a foreign language, the casual app impresses you with its gamification and becomes addictive while teaching you useful words and phrases. Adiós! Au revoir!

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Abhishek Baxi